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Unanimous disapproval at MBTA fare hike meeting

February 26, 2016
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There was unanimous disapproval from community members and elected officials to the MBTA proposal to raise fares during a Feb. 10 meeting. Dozens of attendees shared their concerns about the potential fare increase. Nobody at the meeting supported any fare raise. About 50 people attended the meeting at the Roxbury Community College In efforts...

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Desaprobación unánime en reunión de la ATMB

February 26, 2016
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En una reunión el 10 de febrero de miembros de la comunidad y oficiales electos, había una desaprobación unánime de la propuesta subida de tarifas de la ATMB (la Autoridad de Transporte de Massachusetts Bay). Alrededor de 50 personas asistieron a la reunión en Roxbury Community College. Docenas de asistentes compartieron sus preocupaciones sobre...

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New tool for City’s summer job program

February 26, 2016
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City youths can now use a new online tool, SuccessLink, to register for summer jobs, according to a press release. The application will be available until midnight on Friday, March 25. Applicants who register with SuccessLink will be connected with Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Division of Youth Engagement and Employment’s other...

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VA hospital temporarily closed

February 26, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain campus of VA Boston Hospital was closed over Valentines Day weekend after frigid temperatures made pipes burst, causing major water damage, according to a press release. Access to the facility was restricted as staff and contractors worked to recover the hospital and bring it back to full use. Employees of that...

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O’Malley introduces ‘Puppy Mill Bill’

February 26, 2016
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O’Malley introduces ‘Puppy Mill Bill’

Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley introduced an ordinance nicknamed the “Puppy Mill Bill” on Feb. 22 that would ban the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores in Boston, according to a press release. O’Malley introduced the ordinance at the MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center in JP. The ordinance would not affect...

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Egleston Square YMCA head picked to lead BCYF

February 26, 2016
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William Morales, who is the executive director of the Egleston Square YMCA, has been appointed as commissioner of the Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), which provides vital resources to Boston’s youth and senior populations, according to a press release. The BCYF commissioner works within Mayor Martin Walsh’s Health and Human Services Cabinet...

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Actualización del parque de perros en Beecher Street

February 12, 2016
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Después de una reunión apasionada sobre el uso actual de Beecher Street Park, ha habido reuniones productivas y se hacen planes para seguir adelante, según el portavoz del departamento de parques y recreación de Boston (BPRD), Ryan Woods, y la residente de Jamaica Plain Nina Robinson que ha organizado un grupo para el parque....

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Beecher St. dog park update

February 12, 2016
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After an impassioned meeting regarding the current use of Beecher Street Park, there have been productive meetings and plans are being made for moving forward, according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) spokesperson Ryan Woods and Jamaica Plain resident Nina Robinson, who has organized a group for the park. Beecher Street Park has...

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Man sentenced to life in prison for JP murder

February 12, 2016
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Charles Reddicks of Dorchester was sentenced to life behind bars after being convicted of murdering 25-year-old Mariano Malave, according to a press release. The murder occurred during a marijuana sale in Jamaica Plain on April 27, 2012. Witness statements, phone records, and video evidence proved that Reddicks negotiated the purchase of a large quantity...

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Driver sentenced for Arborway crash

February 12, 2016
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A West Roxbury man was sentenced to a year behind bars on Feb. 3 for causing a collision on the Arborway, which left one of his passengers and the driver of a second vehicle with life-changing injuries, according to a press release. Papadopoulos, 20, was convicted at Brighton Municipal Court last month of negligent...

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